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Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days 2022

The 9th edition of the conference brings together a transatlantic community of energy experts in Bern, Switzerland, with a focus on accelerating the energy transition.

The Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days returns for a 9th edition bringing together people and ideas from both sides of the Atlantic to tackle urgent challenges in the field of energy. Taking place in Bern, Switzerland, from August 14-16, this year’s conference focuses on accelerating the energy transition. It explores technologies that can act as bridges to – or even central elements of – the new energy world, while venturing into the roles of regulation, policy, the economy, and society.

A platform for discovery and new collaborations, SUEID includes a dynamic mix of presentations, lightning talks, and site visits exploring scientific advances, innovation strategies, market developments, and public policies from Switzerland and the US. The community of participants, which evolves continuously since the conference’s first edition in 2014, includes Swiss and American researchers, startup entrepreneurs, industry experts, and policymakers.

After two virtual editions of SUEID, Swissnex is delighted that this vibrant community will get to meet again in person in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, with its uniquely preserved old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Program (Swiss time)

Sunday, August 14
18:00 – Official Welcome Reception for participants

Monday, August 15
09:00 – Opening, Welcome Address, and Keynote Address; followed by the panel: The state of our energy transition: It’s complicated
10:30 – Rapid-fire Presentations
12:30 – Networking Lunch
14:00 – Rapid-fire presentations
14:35 – Panel: Pick your battles, don’t let them pick you
15:30 – Rapid-fire presentations
18:00 – Networking Reception and Startup Pitch Session

Tuesday, August 16
08:00 – Site visits by bus to Swisscom Business Park in Ittigen and 3S Solar Solutions in Thun
12:30 – Networking lunch and a visit to Joulia SA in Bern
13:40 – Site Visit of Maison Climat in Bienne
14:15 – Site visits of Hydroelectric Power Plant Hagneck
17:30 – Closing panel: Failure is not an option
18:30 – Farewell Reception

Explore takeaways

A look back at the SUEID 2022 conference

Welcome Address

Keynote: The importance of first movers

Panel 1: The state of our energy transition: It's complicated!

Panel 2: Pick your battles, don’t let them pick you!

Panel 3: Failure is not an option!


The Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days is an initiative of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy organized in partnership with Swissnex, with the support of Presence Switzerland